Sunday, March 16, 2014

Reading Books is Fundamental

This is an insightful and personal story about how Charles Blow, New York Times columnist, fell in love with books as a child.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/opinion/blow-reading-books-is-fundamental.html?_r=0

I appreciate this quote from James Baldwin:

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”